Mediterranean essences: the secret of a long life?
It has long been known that the Mediterranean diet has a positive effect on health and now numerous scientific evidence confirms this. In fact, the results of several studies indicate that the Mediterranean diet could be the key to longevity. There are numerous studies on this: in 2016 in Greece the researchers found that people who follow a Mediterranean diet have a 50% lower risk of death than those who do not follow it and also in Italy we have reached the same considerations adding that it is not only the Mediterranean diet itself that makes the difference, but also the way that the peoples of the Mediterranean have to prepare food. The study, in detail, highlighted that the type of oil used for cooking is of great importance, and the king of the Mediterranean diet is extra virgin olive oil.
Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The fresh extra virgin olive oil Moresca Mastri di San Basilio, especially if consumed raw, maintains all its precious nutritional properties beneficial for the body and brings out a complex bouquet of flavors on the palate with notes of almond, artichoke and freshly picked tomato. In summer, creating a tasty vinaigrette with which to season grilled fish and meat is the best way to enhance both the quality of our oil and the flavor of the meat. You can make a mixture of Mediterranean herbs such as: rosemary, thyme, wild fennel, marjoram, basil, mint etc ... mixable according to tastes and preferences and then create a tasty emulsion with a few tablespoons of fresh Moresca Mastri di San Basilio oil. , a pinch of salt and, for those who wish, sliced garlic. Use it not only to season meat but also as a base for delicious bruschetta, last minute aperitifs and as an accompaniment to grilled vegetables and cheeses.lia.
Extra virgin olive oil and Mediterranean herbs
If the combinations between our real fresh Sicilian oil Moresca Mastri di San Basilio and Mediterranean herbs enhance the palate, the combination of these jewels of nature provides significant benefits to the whole organism. The virtues of our extra virgin olive oil, rich in polyunsaturated fats useful for the heart and blood circulation, go well with the properties of fresh rosemary which improves digestive processes and also promotes better circulatory well-being. The widely used basil is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids while thyme has purifying and antispasmodic properties. And even less known and used Mediterranean herbs such as marjoram, are real "treasures of virtues" in promoting optimal digestion by counteracting gastrointestinal disorders.i.